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Heroic Themes and Popular Culture: The Lively World of 19th Century Persian Tilework

Heroic Themes and Popular Culture: The Lively World of 19th Century Persian Tilework

OPENING REMARKS The Qajar Dynasty: A Brief Historical Overview Presented by Dr. Francesca Leoni, Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Islamic World, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston PRESENTATIONS Revival and Innovation: Techniques and Themes in the Tilework of the Tehran of Nasiruddin Shah (1848-1896) Presented by Dr. Jennifer M. Scarce, Honorary Lecturer, Middle Eastern Cultures, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom 19th Century Painted Tile Work from the Shiraz School Presented by Dr. Hadi Seif, author of more than 40 books dealing with Iranian art and architecture, including Persian Painted Tiles A reception to meet the speakers follows the Sunday afternoon symposium.

Event Details

18 October 2009
10:00am - 12:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts,Houston - 1001 Bissonnet Houston

Free for ASTC members, $7 for non-members. Phone: 713-439-0051